The Long Drop

The Long Drop

1st paperback ed

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Synopsis

*Featured in The Times top ten crime novels of the decade*

'This book is so, so good. Forensic, beautiful and gripping' Graham Norton

'A masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist' Daily Telegraph


Glasgow, 1957.
It is a December night and William Watt is desperate. His family has been murdered and he needs to find out who killed them.

He arrives at a bar to meet Peter Manuel, who claims he can get hold of the gun that was used. But Watt soon realises that this infamous criminal will not give up information easily.

Inspired by true events, The Long Drop follows Watt and Manuel along back streets and into smoky pubs, and on to the courtroom where the murder trial takes place. Can Manuel really be trusted to tell the truth? And how far will Watt go to get what he wants?

'Extraordinary' Guardian

'Absorbing… this is a bravura performance, a true original' Ian Rankin

'Revisits a dark episode in Glasgow's past… Mina navigates the uneasy territory between fact and fiction with consummate grace' Val McDermid

About the Publisher

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Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781784704858
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: 1st paperback ed
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 235
Weight: 184g
Height: 198mm
Width: 128mm
Spine width: 17mm